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    The famous hill climb...wish I had stopped to visit it.

    The houses are looking a little different

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    Evidently not everyone in Wales is a Leaver (Engineer, don’t lose faith!)
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    And a few reflections on the ride:

    I wore my genuine hipster gear (jeans, Rokker boots and open face helmet) and 30 miles in I was having second thoughts- boots pressing on shins, getting a bit cool, and windy around the head.

    But it all settled into a comfortable routine and felt better, meanwhile the r50 was going like a train...cornering well and accelerating vigorously even if the brakes were a bit enthusiastic And it has been averaging about 60 mpg which is not bad as I have not been holding back!

    Safely arrived at my generous host, Albatross
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    Visited Nantwich church just before
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    And finally a tribute to this site for the support it offers to random riders like moi☘️ (I have had several offers of help and accommodation from inmates).

    Albatross has asked if I am 'done with the pictures' so with this snap of the Ridgway, crossed near Hinton Parva, I can say 'Yes'!
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    No pictures of locals washing their smalls in the streams, women carrying heavy bundles of firewood along the road or donkey & carts heading to market
    What sort of an RR is this at all at all

    Keep up the good work Simon
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    A cracking write up and what a lovely old bike. The whole read made me go ahhhhhh...

    Loved it.....

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    Thanks gents for your comments!

    Yesterday's approximate route:
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    Another excellent report.... thanks for posting this, Simon!

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    I will spare you a photo of my sausage and egg bap!

    Now to head South...


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    And in addition I enjoyed Albatrosses great hospitality...he even fitted a tank bag protecter for me this morning before I set off
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    And what great timing...all on A, B or unclassified roads and the R50 handled beautifully around the many bends.


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